Monday, April 18, 2011

RAAT ( MOOMAL RANO ) THE SKETCHES. HIGH QUALITY

Made on a famous folk tale of Sindh MOOMAL RANO


The video is shot in Pakistan Naukot and Rani kot and most of the story is shot in Thar desert because Moomal and Rano tale has roots there. The band is shot in Ranikot which is the largest fort of the world in Sindh near San on the road to Sehwan.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Uzbek Dance No 3 Samarkand

Another Uzbek dance filmed by me in Samarkand.



Do watch it in HD settings !!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tajik dancers- Sensual !!!!

There is mostly afghan songs being played and sung by some Tajiki singer and the dances are Tajik and belly dancing which is Arabic but the singer and dancers are Tajik.



Tajikstan is a country that has its southern border with Afghanistan.It was part of the USSR.

Afghanistan does have Tajik population though as well as Uzbek, Hazara, Baloochi... Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistand are bonded to each other ethnically....

Friday, March 11, 2011

Carmen - Habanera (1984 Julia Migenes-Johnson.)

It's a French opera set in Spain. The time period/situation changes in different interpretations of it. The story/setting and choice of a mezzo-soprano was progressive, even slightly scandolous for Bizet's time.



A romantic story speaking of true love, the love that drives you to do things that you wouldn't do otherwise, all shown through a song.Carmen brought opera to the people, music and a story the average person can enjoy

l'amour est un oiseau rebelle
que nul ne peut apprivoiser
et c'est bien en vain que l'ont appelle
s'il lui convient de refuser
rien n'y fait menace ou prière
l'un parle bien et l'autre se tait
et c'est l'autre que je préfére
il n'a rien fait mais il me plait

Sixteen Going On Seventeen/Charmain Carr & Daniel Truhitte

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and with the musical book written by the writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Ernest Lehman wrote the screenplay.



The musical originated with the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. It contains many popular songs, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", and "The Lonely Goatherd", as well as the title song.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Israel Folk Song - Magnificient



Ofra Haza singing a traditional Israeli Jewish poem called Im nin'alu in her traditional Israeli clothing. The video takes place in historical parts of the Ancient Kingdom of Israel.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Best scene ever filmed. Period. (Casablanca)

The actress who plays Yvonne is Madeleine LeBeau. She was married to the actor who played Rick's croupier, Marcel Dalio. Dalio was Jewish. The couple had fled Paris in 1940 ahead of the Germans, ironically traveling through Lisbon (the destination of of the plane that leaves from Casablanca) to the Americas. Dalio's parents died in a concentration camp. Many of the other actors in this scene were refugees from Europe



Casablanca was their story.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence - Madison Square Garden, NYC - 2009/10/29&30

This is one of the things that we should be proud to present to anyone outside the Earth to show how we, poor human beings, are still capable to make beautiful things.



Many decades later this song still describes humanity. I have always loved this song, but this is the pure Simon & Garfunkel, guitar only, just as they would have wanted it at the time, getting the message across. Absolute magic.

Simon & Garfunkel - I am a Rock !!!!!

If Dylan was the voice of a generation, and the Beatles were the sound of that generation, Simon and Garfunkel were the poets of it



A winters day
In a deep and dark december;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.

Dehra Dun - George Harrison !!!!!

George said in "Anthology" he had some unreleased songs and some that he had never recorded! - His memory failed him As we can hear here.. This is a special song for me as I spent 12 years of my schooling life in this beautiful city !!!!
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As far I know is Dehra Dun was recorded at the Abbey Road studios in 1969 and that George started writing it during the 1968 pre-White Album sessions in Rishikesh.

Playing on the track are George Harisson and Ringo Starr and It is believed to have been recorded just after the beatles break up and is still unreleased officially to this day....

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Syria - The Young Generation !!!!

Scene from documentary "Tea on the Axis of Evil"



These students from the University of damascus were happy to talk about their lives, relationships and goals with a total stranger. It also shows how Syria is becoming more open and will surely become a hot tourist destination in the near future !!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

JK Wedding Entrance Dance

Now going on 50 million views, this wedding video went about as viral as it possibly could. What made it such a hit?



The unorthodox fun of dancing down the aisle to a great pop song — and the sheer joy of the occasion shining through. It has even spawned parodies, resurrected a career and was paid homage on The Office.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The boy stood on the burning deck Whence all but he had fled;

The poem 'Casabianca' was written by Mrs. Felicia Dorothea Hemans. It starts out with the well known line, "the boy stood on the burning deck". The story relates to an extraordinary incident of devotion and heroism witnessed during the Battle of the Nile.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The best book on the Iraq war

Of all the crimes that sullied the record of the United States military in Iraq — the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, the killings of 24 Iraqi men, women and children by Marines in November 2005 in Haditha — the murder of an entire Iraqi family in the village of Yusufiya may rank as the most chilling.

On March 12, 2006, United States soldiers were summoned to a small house in the heart of the insurgent-filled “Triangle of Death” south and west of Baghdad, where they discovered the charred remains of a 14-year-old girl who had been raped, shot to death, then burned with kerosene, along with the bodies of her 6-year-old sister and her parents. At first the killings were attributed to a feud between Iraqis, but after a soldier came forward with information he had gleaned from comrades, the Army arrested the real perpetrators: four soldiers from Bravo Company, a casualty-plagued unit in the Army’s First Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Press attention centered on the group’s ringleader, Pvt. Steven Green from Midland, Tex., “a petulant loner and a hard-drinking druggie” according to Newsweek, who was afflicted by a “seething, seemingly random rage.” Despite Green’s repeated troubles with the law, he had easily enlisted in an Army hurting for recruits and breezed through basic training. Before his deployment, Green made no secret of his bloodlust, reportedly telling one neighbor, “I’m gonna go over there and kill ’em all.”

Jim Frederick’s “Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death,” is a riveting